“Mom, can I play Wii?”
“Nope, you’re old enough to ask for it, so you’re too old to play Wii.”
“Mom, can I have an apple?”
“Nope, you’re old enough to ask for it, so you’re too old to have an apple.”
Kind of illogical, don’t you think? I mean, if nothing else, the ability to ask for something doesn’t preclude someone’s need for it. So why do people bring out similar logic in this situation:
“No, dear. You’ve gotten old enough to ask for it so you’re obviously too old to be breastfeeding.”
I mean, come on. The AAP recommends nursing for at least a year, and as long as mutually desired by mom and child. The World Health Organization recommends a minimum of two years of breastfeeding. All of my kids have started with words by 9-10 months old, and they all could sign “milk” by six months old.
Your logic simply does not apply. #sorrynotsorry